ta

[tah]

Origin of ta

First recorded in 1765–75; by infantile shortening and alteration

ṭā

[tah]
noun
  1. the 16th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of ṭā

From Arabic

[tah]
noun
  1. the third letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

From Arabic

Ta

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. tantalum.

TA

  1. teaching assistant.
  2. transactional analysis.
  3. transit authority.

T&A

or T and A

  1. Slang. tits and ass.
  2. tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
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Examples from the Web for ta

Contemporary Examples of ta

Historical Examples of ta

  • "We gotta get it out of the road," Flynn said, walking truculently up to the leech.

    The Leech

    Phillips Barbee

  • It wad be fair sinfu' no' ta tak a drop at sic a time as this.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • I gotta thank you for—for buttin' in the other day, Miss Ramona.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • Nothing about that in the pledge, and when you sign something, you gotta pay it.

    Police Your Planet

    Lester del Rey

  • Ta business is a goot business, and t' firm is a fine old firm.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson


British Dictionary definitions for ta

ta

interjection
  1. British informal thank you

Word Origin for ta

C18: imitative of baby talk

Ta

the chemical symbol for
  1. tantalum

TA

abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. Territorial Army (now superseded by TAVR)
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Word Origin and History for ta

1772, "natural infantile sound of gratitude" [Weekley].

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ta in Medicine

Ta

  1. The symbol for the elementtantalum
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ta in Science

Ta

  1. The symbol for tantalum.

tantalum

[tăntə-ləm]
Ta
  1. A hard, heavy, gray metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion at low temperatures. It is used to make light-bulb filaments, surgical instruments, and glass for camera lenses. Atomic number 73; atomic weight 180.948; melting point 3,017°C; boiling point 5,458°C; specific gravity 16.6; valence 2, 3, 4, 5. See Periodic Table.
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